NHL Playoffs 2012: Biggest Surprises of the Postseason

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NHL Playoffs 2012: Biggest Surprises of the Postseason
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Can Alexander Ovechkin and the Capitals continue the quest for the Cup?

The 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs have started off fast and have been extremely competitive. As great as the playoffs have been, there have been a handful of surprises, as well.

There were a record 16 overtime games in the first round, with the first five games of the Phoenix Coyotes series going into overtime. The competition has been great and the salary cap has done its job and brought parity to the NHL.

Now that the second round is under way, and I have had time digest what happened in the conference quarterfinals, I have come up with a list of the four biggest surprises so far in this postseason.

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